Letters to Cupid (Natosha’s Review)

Title: Letters to Cupid
Author: Ari McKay
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press 2nd edition
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, secret admirer, longing, friends to lovers
Page Count: 118 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

2nd Edition

After breaking up with his partner, English professor Dr. Derek Chandler feels like a failure who will never win at romance. His aloof colleague, Dr. Macon Pinney, disagrees and pens an anonymous note of encouragement to Derek, which he signs “Cupid.” Thus begins an exchange of correspondence, a courtship through words where the two men find out they have a great deal in common. Meanwhile, Derek reaches out to Macon, not knowing Macon is his anonymous pen pal. Derek reveals through his letters that someone close by has piqued his interest. Could he mean Macon—or has Macon missed his opportunity and lost Derek to another man?

Perhaps the time has come for Cupid to put in an appearance, and when better to do so than Valentine’s Day?

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2015.

Sometimes you find what you are craving in the person you are with by finding your Cupid.

Derek was feeling as though life was passing him by and that he would never find the one person that would help him to release the passion he knew was out there but was starting to doubt that he would ever feel or find. Especially after his relationship of three years ended and he really did not feel bad about it ending.

After speaking with his friend and colleague about his feelings an anonymous letter signed by Cupid showed up in his office at work. Intriguied Derek decided to reply to it and from there started what could only be described as a pen pal relationship with someone who was not willing to reveal whom he was. Regardless Derek felt the two of them getting closer through their anonymous writing.

While this is hapoening Derek is also intrigued by another colleague Macon. He is reclusive but once you get to know him he is intelligent and interesting. Derek finds the more time they spend togther the more Macon draws a passion out of Derek he was afraid did not exist. The only problem is Derek is not sure if he is interested or not.

With Cupid’s help Derek gets up the courage to ask Macon out only for Macon to misunderstand a situation and back off. Again Derek seeks his refuge with Cupid all but giving up.

Can Macon set things right or will Derek and Macon also possibly Cupid be doomed before they ever get started?

This was one of those sweet reads. I really enjoyed the slow build between these two men and how everything worked out in the end. Two people could not have been more perfect for one another then these two are, I am glad I took the time to read this book. It was just what the doctor or Cupid in this cas called for.

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Galley copy of Letters to Cupid provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


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